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March 29, 2023

Location is Newly Expanded Pickleball Courts at Lott Park

Daphne, Ala. – The Daphne-based orthopaedic practice, Baldwin Bone & Joint, will host its first-ever charity pickleball tournament set for Mother’s Day weekend. The Baldwin Bone & Joint Pickleball Classic will be held from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily on May 13 and May 14 at W.O. Lott Park (2000 Main Street – Daphne). In response to the growing popularity of the sport, pickleball courts at Lott Park were recently resurfaced and expanded to 12 courts.

Will Wiggins, Executive Administrator
Will Wiggins
Executive Administrator

“BB&J is excited to support an amazing local charity with this fundraiser,” Will Wiggins, Executive Administrator said. “This is our inaugural tournament, and we hope this event is a huge success so we are able to grow this for years to come. We challenge all businesses and medical practices in the area to register your best pickleball players and support a great cause! See you on the courts!”

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Rapahope, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring joy to the childhood cancer journey through recreational and support programs for those with childhood cancer and their families.

Roz Dorsett
Rapahope Assistant Director

“Rapahope relies on community support to provide free year-round programs for families on the childhood cancer journey,” Roz Dorsett, Rapahope Assistant Director said. “Pickleball is a popular game among our campers at our programs, so we are thrilled to be a part of this inaugural tournament by Baldwin Bone & Joint—a long-time community partner of Rapahope.”

Magnolia Classic, LLC will handle tournament operations for this non-sanctioned event. The entry fee for the tournament is $50. There is also a $5 per event service fee. To learn more or to register, visit or call 228.596.0829.

Since 1989, Baldwin Bone & Joint has provided expert orthopaedic care to patients of all ages, with all conditions. As fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and experienced clinicians, they are recognized leaders in the field of orthopaedics, providing the most current treatment available.

With 15 licensed medical providers on staff, Baldwin Bone & Joint is the largest privately-owned orthopaedic specialty practice in Baldwin County. Office locations include Daphne, Bay Minette, Foley and Atmore. Specialized clinics available are The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint, The Center for Sports Medicine, The Shoulder Center at Baldwin Bone & Joint and The Osteo Health Clinic. To learn more, call (251) 625-2663.

Based in Mobile, AL, Rapahope has been bringing joy to children diagnosed with cancer and their families since 1985. We are a non-profit organization that offers free, year-round programming, including our flagship summer camp, as well as weekend and day-long opportunities for families and siblings to have fun together. Rapahope’s mission is to help campers have life-changing camp experiences filled with as many amazing moments as possible. Rapahope is a member of Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I). For more information, visit